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Of Feathers and Burned Toast

Last fall I filled my grandmother’s apartment with smoke and all she did was laugh and tell a story. In what could’ve been a moment of fiasco, she instinctively chose to insert a tiny snapshot of memory. Stories trail magic in their power to communicate and transform. Even small anecdotal stories of our childhood, hold influence and weight… Continue reading Of Feathers and Burned Toast

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Gratitude is a Superpower

“I…go around your altar, O Lord, proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds.”   Psalm 26:6-7 You know you’ve got a friend for life when you can steal from her. I have one of those forever friends but I’ll call what I did “borrowing permanently” which sounds less illegal. A few years ago… Continue reading Gratitude is a Superpower

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November, The Gratitude Month

Tis the season for the list of “things I’m thankful for”. What a thing to be spreading like wildfire, this story of gratitude. I can’t begin to describe what the listing of gifts has done for my story. Thanks to Ann Voskamp, I am tipping toward #4000. But that story is for another day. Cultivating gratitude is no… Continue reading November, The Gratitude Month